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Israel’s Netanyahu Pestered SWIFT to Stop Services to Iran: Israel Official

Monday, 19 March 2012 07:33

 

‘An Israeli official says the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) discontinued offering services to Iran upon the persisting demands by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

On March 15, SWIFT CEO Lazaro Campos said in a statement that the society has decided to discontinue offering services to Iranian banks which are subject to financial sanctions imposed by the European Union. This is while the Israeli official, whose name was not announced, indicated that, in meetings with US president Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Netanyahu had demanded Iran’s expulsion from the SWIFT, the Ha’aretz reported.’

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